Recipe: Brazilian Hot Sauce

A spicy almost juice-like hot sauce. It has a lot of flavour and you can adjust its hotness to your liking by choice and amount of chillis. The original recipe called for cachaça (a Brazilian drink), but can be substituted by a white rum – I tend not to use alcohol in food (I don’t drink it, so it’s very expensive to buy it to use small amounts in cooking), so I used apple juice.

Brazilian Hot Sauce

Recipe by Cube1701Course: SidesCuisine: BrazilianDifficulty: Medium


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A spicy almost juice-like hot sauce.


  • 50ml Red wine vinegar

  • 25ml Distilled malt vinegar

  • 80ml Apple juice (or White Rum/Cachaça)

  • 2 teaspoons Philadelphia Chives

  • 1 teaspoon ground corriander

  • 1 teaspoon Ground peppercorns

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 tablespoon mixed herbs

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

  • 2 tablespoons onion (chopped)

  • 1-3 red chillis (depending on heat preference)


  • Pour the 50ml red wine vinegar, 25ml distilled malt vinegar, 80ml apple juice (or alternative) and 80ml water into a pan on a medium-low heat.
  • Add the 2 teaspoons Philadelphia Chive, 1 teaspoon coriander, 1 teaspoon peppercorn, 1 tablespoon mixed herbs, bay and pinch of salt.
  • Bring to the boil and continue to boil for 2 minutes
  • Remove from heat and cover.
  • In a new pan, use a little oil and lightly fry the onion and garlic (try not to burn it) and the chilli peppers whole (stalks removed).
  • Using a sieve, pour the vinegar mixture over the chillis.
  • Cover the pan and cook on a low heat until chillis are soft.
  • Once the chillis are soft, add the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth NOTE: Take cake to not breathe in the steam.
  • Pour into a dish, use extra red wine vinegar to make smoother if needed.


  • British measurements and ingredients used.
  • Nutrition information from VeryWellFit and is an estimate. Information will vary based on exact ingredients and brands used.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 2.5g 4%
    • Saturated Fat 1.7g 9%
  • Cholesterol 10mg 4%
  • Sodium 142mg 6%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 33mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 24.6g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
    • Sugars 18.8g
  • Protein 1.8g 4%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 1%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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